Our history

2001 – A successful bid of £445,000 was accepted by the Home Office Crime Reduction Programme to fund the pilot Staying Put project until March 2002.

This initially provided a district-wide helpline and direct support work to women experiencing domestic abuse who wished to remain in their own homes.

2008 – We extend our service to male victims via our IDVA service.

2017 – Staying Put became a parent charity to Domestic Violence Services. 

2017 – 2021 – Collaborative working in South Yorkshire with IDAS and Remedi.

2019 – 2021 Affordable Legal Services @ Staying Put across West Yorkshire.

2019 – Staying Put became part of the Bradford Survive & Thrive Consortium together with WomenCentre & Family Action, with a One Front Door free helpline.

2020 – After three successful years, in October 2020 the boards of DVS and Staying Put agreed to merge.

2021 – Solace Housing Assocation is established.

Call for help now

0808 2800 999

Open Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4:30pm (closed for half an hour lunch at 1pm)
Our One Front Door helpline is completely free and confidential, and the call will not show up on itemised bills.

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Latest news and blogs

Accessibility toolbar launched

Accessibility toolbar launched

We now provide an inclusive online experience for visitors to our website to enable them to access online content and services barrier-free. Website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customise their digital...

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A fundraising event inside a Pineapple…

A fundraising event inside a Pineapple…

Sometimes, a chance meeting can lead to wonderful things. That’s exactly what has happened to Staying Put. Thanks to one phone call to an energy company, and a bit of friendly customer service, Staying Put ended up with a team of supporters in Kentish Town, London -...

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Penny Appeal donates £10,000 for home starter kits

Penny Appeal donates £10,000 for home starter kits

The international charity Penny Appeal has selected Staying Put for a donation of £10,000 from their Phoenix Fund, which was launched to help people escape abusive relationships. Staying Put will be spending the fund on ‘home starter kits’ i.e. essential appliances...

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